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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has selected three individuals to fill executive level positions.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Foundation has donated $33,000 among five community service programs.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has selected two individuals to fill executive level positions.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA honored more than 60 members of Alaska’s armed forces, including 12 recipients of the Service Person of the Year award, at Alaska USA’s 23rd annual Military Appreciation Breakfast in Anchorage.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Mortgage Company has recognized its top producing mortgage loan originators for 2017 by inducting them into the President’s Club—an honorary group for originators who individually close $30 million or more in loans during a calendar year.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has appointed five individuals to executive level positions.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has appointed two individuals to executive level positions.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Mortgage Company Mortgage Loan Originator Steven Kihn received the Associate of the Year award from the Anchorage Home Builders Association (AHBA).
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union employees have donated $50,000 to the United Way.
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Summary: Glendale, Arizona – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has selected Glendale, Arizona for its new state-of-the-art Operations Center. The two-story, 185,000 square-foot building will serve as the credit union’s new distributed operation center—supporting Alaska USA’s continued growth and investment in all the communities it serves.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Foundation contributed $42,500 to support a variety of nonprofits that are vital fixtures in the communities they serve.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed $77,900 to support community food banks during the annual Cash for Cans food drive.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Insurance Brokers has received performance-based recognition from a number of their Insurance Company Partners. These include the Umialik Circle of Excellence and Personal Lines Agency of the Year Awards, Safeco Chairman’s Award for Top Performance, and the Progressive Premier Partner award.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union now offers its members an easy way to switch their account relationship through a partnership with ClickSWITCH.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has appointed three individuals to fill executive positions within the organization.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union donated $100,000 to the Financial Reality Foundation, a local non-profit that provides programs to develop the financial literacy of high school students and lead them to achieving their life-long financial goals.
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Summary: Phoenix, Arizona – Alaska USA Foundation has donated $5,000 to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that Chris Brown has been selected for the position of Senior Vice President, Special Credits.
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Summary: Tacoma, WA – Today, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union proudly announced its partnership with the Tacoma Rainiers Triple-A baseball team and Cheney Stadium as a major sponsor of one of the area’s most popular sports and community events venues.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Foundation has donated $75,000 among five community service programs.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has hired Mike Klopfer to serve as Financial Advisor in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has received the Small Business Administration’s 504 Alaska Lender of the Year award for 2016. The award is given to the lender with the highest number of approved 504 program loans in a calendar year. The 504 program provides long-term, fixed-rate financing for small businesses and is designed to contribute to the economic development of communities.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that Julia Niziolek has been selected for the position of Executive Director, Insurance and Investment Services. She previously held the position of Manager, Administration and Compliance, Alaska USA Trust Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union.
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Summary: Tacoma, Washington – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has opened a new Financial Center in Tacoma, Washington. The Financial Center is located at 6510 6th Ave. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Mortgage Company has selected Leisa Gates to fill the position of Retail Production Mortgage Manager for Arizona, California, and Washington State.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that Jayson Schmett has been promoted to the position of Vice President, Secondary Marketing. He previously held the position of Secondary Marketing Operations Manager.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Mortgage Company has recognized its top producing mortgage loan originators for 2016 by inducting them into the President’s Club: originators who individually close $30 million or more in loans during a calendar year.
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Alaska USA opens new branch in Arizona (Friday, March 10, 2017)
Summary: Scottsdale, Arizona – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has opened a new branch in Scottsdale, Arizona. The branch is located inside Safeway at 10773 N. Scottsdale Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Alaska USA now operates eight branches in Arizona.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has donated $60,250 to support nonprofit organizations as part of its annual grant program. This year 73 nonprofits in the communities Alaska USA serves were granted funds.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Foundation has donated $15,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska, $5,000 to the Children’s Miracle Network in support of the Children’s Hospital at Providence, and $2,500 to Kids’ Corps, Inc.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA honored more than 60 members of Alaska’s armed forces, including 11 recipients of the Service Person of the Year award, at Alaska USA’s 22nd annual Military Appreciation Breakfast in Anchorage.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that Steve Larson has been promoted to the position of Executive Director, Mortgage and Real Estate Lending. He previously held the position of Senior Vice President, Mortgage Finance and Servicing.
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Summary: Anchorage, AK - Alaska USA Federal Credit Union announced today that President and CEO Bill Eckhardt will be retiring in May 2017 after a career spanning over 45 years. Geoff Lundfelt, currently Executive Vice President, has been selected to succeed Eckhardt.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – The Alaska USA Foundation has donated $5,000 to the American Diabetes Association of Alaska. The donation will help support services to children in Alaska living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
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Summary: Palmer, Alaska – The Alaska USA Foundation has donated $4,000 to Kids Kupboard, to provide healthy and nutritious meals to children in need.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that Rochelle Marshall has been selected for the position of Senior Vice President, Marketing.
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Summary: Apple Valley, California – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed $80,400 to support community food banks during the annual Cash for Cans food drive.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed $80,400 to support community food banks during the annual Cash for Cans food drive.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed $80,400 to support community food banks during the annual Cash for Cans food drive.
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Summary: Renton, Washington – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed $80,400 to support community food banks during the annual Cash for Cans food drive.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Mortgage Company has selected Andy Rosales to fill the position of Director, Mortgage Sales.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has appointed three individuals to fill executive positions within the organization.
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Alaska USA opens new branch in Wasilla (Tuesday, September 27, 2016)
Summary: Wasilla, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has opened a new branch in Wasilla for a total of four branches in the Mat-Su Valley and 36 branches statewide.
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Alaska USA opens new branch in Arizona (Tuesday, August 9, 2016)
Summary: Peoria, Arizona – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has opened a new branch in Peoria.
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Summary: Renton, Wash. – Alaska USA has donated $5,000 to sponsor five high school students to attend Washington Business Week.
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Summary: Seattle, Washington – Alaska USA Foundation has donated $5,000 to the Matt Griffin YMCA of South King County, in support of afterschool enrichment programs. The programs provide academic support, enrichment activities, and much needed meals to 1,900 program participants.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Foundation has donated $5,000 to Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC). The money will help ALSC continue their mission to provide high-quality civil legal services to low-income veterans and families, and disadvantaged people and communities.
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Summary: Kenai, Alaska – Alaska USA Foundation has donated $5,000 to The Great Alaska Council in support of Boy Scouts of America. The money will provide Scouts from the Tustamena District area the opportunity to attend Scout day camps.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Foundation has donated $20,000 to the Children’s Lunchbox to aid in their mission to provide nutritious meals to at-risk children in safe community settings.
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Summary: Rancho Cucamonga, California – On Friday, May 27, 2016, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union opened in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. The new branch is located inside Albertsons at 8850 Foothill Boulevard. It is the first Alaska USA branch in the Inland Empire.
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Summary: Spokane, Washington – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has expanded into Eastern Washington with three new branches in Spokane.
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Summary: Wasilla, Alaska – Alaska USA Mortgage Company is pleased to announce a promotion to its management team. Kirsten Forbess has been promoted to Assistant Vice President for Wasilla, Alaska.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Foundation has donated $15,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska to support the Operation Bigs program. The program provides mentors for children of military families, as well as volunteer opportunities for military members. Operation Bigs was launched in 2010 and currently fosters over 150 mentorship matches in Alaska.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit union has appointed six individuals to fill executive positions within the organization.
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Summary: Spokane, Washington – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union will be expanding into the Spokane area with three new branches.
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Alaska USA expands into South Washington (Wednesday, April 20, 2016)
Summary: Vancouver, Washington – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is expanding into South Washington with a new branch in Vancouver that will provide members with increased availability and convenience.
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Summary: Seattle, Washington – Alaska USA Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Children’s Miracle Network.
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Summary: San Bernardino, California – Alaska USA Foundation has donated $5,000 to the California State University, San Bernardino Veterans Success Center to support student veterans and service members as they further their education.
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Summary: Lakewood, Washington – On Friday, March 25, 2016, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union opened in Lakewood, WA. The new branch is located inside Safeway at 10223 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW, and will provide members with increased accessibility and convenience.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Western National, parent company of Umialik Insurance, has awarded Alaska USA Insurance Brokers both the Circle of Excellence distinction, and the Alaska Personal Lines Agency of the Year award.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska - Safeco® Insurance has awarded Alaska USA Insurance Brokers the Safeco Premier Partner Program award for outstanding performance and partnership. This distinguished honor is awarded to fewer than 10% of the independent insurance agencies nationwide that sell Safeco personal line products.
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Summary: Apple Valley, California – Alaska USA Foundation has donated $10,000 to Greater Hope Foundation to support the Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) program, which provides much needed quality counseling for families.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – The Alaska USA Foundation has donated $10,000 to Stand Down, Inc., to support the 2016 Stand Down for Veterans in Need event.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – The Alaska USA Foundation has donated $50,000 to the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) of Alaska to help provide programs and support services for military service members and their families.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Mortgage Company is pleased to announce a promotion to its management team. Colleen Harrington Baer has been promoted to Regional Vice President for Alaska, California, and Washington.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Mortgage Company Senior Mortgage Loan Originator Catherine Donaldson has been recognized as Affiliate of the Year by the Greater Fairbanks Board of Realtors®.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has been recognized as a leading lending institution for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 504 loan program by Evergreen Business Capital.
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Summary: Renton, Wash. – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed $76,300 to support their community food banks during the annual Cash for Cans food drive.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed $76,300 to support community food banks during the annual Cash for Cans food drive, a 15 percent increase over the previous year.
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Summary: Apple Valley, Calif. – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed $76,300 to support their community food banks during the annual Cash for Cans food drive.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed $76,300 to support their community food banks during the annual Cash for Cans food drive.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – The Alaska USA Foundation has donated $20,000 to Children’s Lunchbox, a program of Bean’s Café.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Camp Fire of Alaska received a donation of $5,000 from the Alaska USA Foundation. These funds will help to support their Youth Development Programs, which serve more than 5,000 youth annually within the state of Alaska.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – The Alaska USA Foundation has donated $7,500 to the American Diabetes Association of Alaska. The donation will help to expand services to the children in Alaska living with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. “The American Diabetes Association reaches across Alaska to include families of all geographic locations and ethnicity.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Mortgage Company is pleased to announce a promotion to its management team. Linda Winters has been promoted to Assistant Vice President of the Eagle River office.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Safeco® Insurance has awarded three Alaska USA Insurance Brokers agents with Awards of Excellence for 2015.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – The Alaska USA Foundation launched the first annual Members Making Change donation drive, online and in Alaska USA Federal Credit Union branches, during the month of June. The drive raised over $36,000 in donations from Alaska USA’s generous members. The collected funds will be used to assist nonprofit organizations that provide programs for children, veterans, and active duty members of the military and their families.
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Alaska USA adds second branch in Bellingham (Wednesday, July 22, 2015)
Summary: Renton, Wash. – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has opened a second branch in Bellingham. The first Bellingham branch opened in 2013.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union now offers its members access to Apple Pay™, a new category of service that offers an easy, secure, and private way to pay.
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Summary: Renton, Wash. – Alaska USA has provided scholarships for five high school students to attend Washington Business Week.
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Scott, Johnson earn President’s Club honors (Wednesday, April 29, 2015)
Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Mortgage Company has recognized its top producing mortgage loan originators for 2014 by inducting them into the President’s Club, a group of originators who close $30 million or more in loans during a calendar year.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Mortgage Company has recognized its top producing mortgage loan originators for 2014 by inducting them into the President’s Club, a group of originators who close $30 million or more in loans during a calendar year.
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Summary: Alaska USA announces new executive vice president Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA is pleased to announce a promotion to its executive management team.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has opened a new branch in midtown Anchorage.
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Summary: Apple Valley, California – The Alaska USA Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Greater Hope Foundation to support the Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) program, which provides a treatment modality at a local counseling center. The program is being launched to fulfill a need for quality counseling for families.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – The Alaska USA Foundation has donated $15,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska to support the Operation Bigs program, which provides mentors for children of military families and volunteer opportunities for military members. The program was launched in January 2010 and currently serves over 150 mentorship matches in Alaska.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA honored more than 40 members of Alaska’s armed forces, including 12 recipients of the Service Person of the Year award, at the 20th annual Military Appreciation Breakfast in Anchorage on Feb. 13. Attendees were treated to a full breakfast and recognition ceremony.
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Gardner named one of Top Forty Under 40 (Thursday, March 5, 2015)
Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Operations Systems Manager June Gardner has been named one of Alaska’s Top Forty Under 40 by the Alaska Journal of Commerce.
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Johnson earns Excellence in Profession award (Friday, February 20, 2015)
Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Mortgage Company Assistant Vice President Rhonda Johnson has earned the Excellence in Profession award from the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce.
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Kathy Petty earns Affiliate of the Year award (Tuesday, December 9, 2014)
Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Mortgage Company Assistant Vice President Kathy Petty has been recognized as Affiliate of the Year by the Anchorage Board of Realtors®.
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Alaska USA opens first branch in Mount Vernon (Monday, November 24, 2014)
Summary: Renton, Wash. – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has opened a branch in Mount Vernon, its first in the city.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed $66,200 to support community food banks during the annual Cash for Cans food drive, a 37 percent increase over the previous year.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has been ranked ninth on the list of top 49 Alaska-owned businesses.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that its PurchaseOne program has been selected by CUNA Mutual Group to provide corporate purchasing cards and vendor payments.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA is pleased to announce the promotion of Wayne Bailey to Chief Lending Officer.
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Summary: Renton, Wash. – Alaska USA has provided scholarships for Washington Business Week to five high school students in Washington state.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has been selected as the 2013 504 Lender of the Year – Alaska region by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Evergreen Community Development Corporation.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Insurance Brokers has been named to the 2014 Firemark Program for personal insurance by Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. This elite award recognizes top-performing independent insurance agencies and brokerages. Alaska USA Insurance Brokers is one of 124 finalists nationwide that earned a place in the program.
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Summary: Alaska Trust Company (ATC) and Alaska USA Trust Company (AUTC) jointly announced today that they have entered into a letter of intent whereby ATC will acquire all the outstanding stock of Alaska USA Trust Company from AUTC’s parent company, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union.
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Summary: Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has contributed $41,000 to support nonprofit organizations as part of its annual grant program. This year, the credit union granted funds to 44 organizations in the communities Alaska USA serves.
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Alaska USA fills ATM void left by bank (Monday, March 17, 2014)
Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has recently completed installing 46 ATMs inside Quality Food Center (QFC) stores in the Pacific Northwest.
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Alaska USA opens branch in Tacoma (Monday, March 10, 2014)
Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has opened a branch in Tacoma, its first in the city.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed nearly $50,000 to support their community food banks during the annual Cash for Cans food drive.
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Alaska USA Celebrates 65th Anniversary (Friday, December 6, 2013)
Summary: On December 6, Alaska USA marks its 65th anniversary of service to members.
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Alaska USA expands to Bellingham (Thursday, September 12, 2013)
Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has opened a branch in Bellingham, its first in Whatcom County and its northernmost branch in Washington.
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Alaska USA opens in Silverdale (Wednesday, August 28, 2013)
Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has opened a branch in Silverdale, located inside Safeway at the intersection of NW Bucklin Hill Road and Silverdale Way NW.
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Summary: The Alaska USA Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of the Victor Valley to support the healthy nutrition curriculum of its Triple Play program.
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Summary: Alaska USA is pleased to announce two additions to its executive team.
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Alaska USA announces executive promotions (Wednesday, July 3, 2013)
Summary: Alaska USA is pleased to announce promotions to its executive management team.
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Palmdale man wins big at Alaska USA (Friday, June 7, 2013)
Summary: A frequent member of the Alaska USA branch in North Victorville, the Palmdale resident stopped by the new Alaska USA Financial Center during its opening week and entered to win the grand prize drawing.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has selected Alaska Option as its processor for Visa debit signature transactions. Alaska Option has been the longtime processor for Alaska USA's PIN-based point-of-sale transactions.
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Summary: Alaska USA is pleased to support high school students in Washington state by providing five scholarships to Washington Business Week.
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Summary: The Alaska Credit Union League has provided scholarship funds for Alaska Business Week, giving 16 high school students the opportunity to experience a simulated corporate environment.
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Summary: Victorville, Calif. – Alaska USA Federal Credit Union celebrated the opening of the new Financial Center on Monday, May 20. About 75 people joined Alaska USA staff for a ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of the building.
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Summary: The newly relocated Alaska USA Big Bear branch celebrated its grand opening April 8.
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Alaska USA opens in Marysville (Monday, March 4, 2013)
Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has opened an in-store branch in Marysville, Wash.
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Alaska USA Big Bear branch moves into Vons (Tuesday, February 19, 2013)
Summary: Announcing the opening of the new Big Bear Lake branch, located inside the Vons grocery store.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has released a free mobile app that allows members to deposit checks without visiting a branch or ATM.
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Alaska USA expands to Bremerton (Friday, February 8, 2013)
Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has opened an in-store branch in east Bremerton.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed nearly $50,000 to support their community food banks during the annual Cash for Cans food drive.
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Alaska USA wins readers' choice awards (Monday, October 15, 2012)
Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, Alaska USA Mortgage Company, and Alaska USA Title Agency have been honored with readers’ choice awards in Anchorage and Juneau, Alaska.
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Summary: Alaska USA Insurance Brokers has acquired the book of business of Anchorage-based Rentschler Insurance Agency (RIA).
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Larson joins Alaska USA executive team (Monday, September 10, 2012)
Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has hired Steven Larson as its Senior Vice President of Mortgage Finance and Servicing.
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Summary: Alaska USA Mortgage Company has once again been named the top mortgage lender in the 2012 “Best of Whidbey” poll by readers of the Whidbey News-Times.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has been selected as the 2012 Family-Friendly Workplace Award winner by the Fairbanks North Star Borough and the Early Childhood Development Commission.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has once again been voted the state’s best financial institution by readers of the Anchorage Daily News.
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Summary: The Alaska Credit Union League has provided scholarships for 16 Alaska high school students to attend Alaska Business Week, giving them the opportunity to experience a simulated corporate environment learning business, teambuilding, leadership, and life skills.
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Summary: Most summer vacations don’t involve creating business plans or leading stockholder presentations. But for some Washington high school students, a week in the corporate world is the highlight of their summer.
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Alaska USA expands to Everett (Friday, June 15, 2012)
Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has opened a branch in the Silverlake area of Everett, marking its fourth branch opening in Washington this year.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has opened a new branch in Edmonds on May 1.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has been recognized as the number one lending institution in 2011 for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 504 loan program by Evergreen Business Capital.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has been voted “Best of the Desert” by readers of the Victorville Daily Press. In the 2012 “Best of the Desert” readers’ choice poll, Daily Press readers gave Alaska USA top honors in the best credit union, best bank, and top employer categories.
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Summary: Alaska USA is pleased to announce promotions in its California division. Marci Aguayo has been promoted to Vice President, Branch Administration, California Division and Mendy Daugherty has been promoted to Vice President, Operations Center.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is relocating one of its north Seattle branches to the Greenwood neighborhood. The Roosevelt branch, located inside Safeway at 7300 Roosevelt Way NE, will close March 25 and move to the new Greenwood location the following day.
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Summary: Alaska USA Insurance Brokers is pleased to announce the selection of Timothy Maudsley as its new President.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has opened a new branch and mortgage office on West Abbott Road in Anchorage.
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Alaska USA expands to Puyallup (Friday, March 2, 2012)
Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the opening of its first branch in Puyallup and its 20th branch in Washington.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the opening of its first branches in Olympia and Port Orchard.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union and the Alaska USA Foundation teamed up for the annual Cash for Cans fundraiser, collecting cash donations to benefit community food banks.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has released a free mobile access app for iPhone® and Android® devices.
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Summary: Alaska USA has been honored with a 2010 Visa® Global Service Quality Performance Award.
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Wise joins Alaska USA Trust Company (Tuesday, September 6, 2011)
Summary: Alaska USA Trust Company is pleased to announce the hiring of Jamie Barrett Wise as its new investment services officer.
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Alaska USA Mortgage Company takes home  (Tuesday, August 16, 2011)
Summary: Alaska USA Mortgage Company has been named the top mortgage lender in the 2011 “Best of Whidbey” poll by readers of the Whidbey News-Times. Alaska USA Mortgage Company received the first-place award for “Best Mortgage Lender” at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce luncheon on July 21.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union and the Alaska USA Foundation have donated $65,000 to the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska.
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Summary: The Alaska USA Foundation announced in its 2010 annual report that it has contributed $62,200 as of fiscal year-end to local non-profit groups. Recipients included Armed Services YMCA of Alaska, The Children’s Lunchbox, Community School Collaboration, Stand Down, Inc., and Children’s Miracle Network.
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Summary: In a Veterans’ Day ceremony November 11, 2010, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union pledged $50,000 to support redevelopment of the Anchorage Veterans’ Memorial located on the Delaney Park Strip.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union opened all 7 of its California branches to shared branching on December 1, 2010.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the 2010 Alaska SBA 504 Lender of the Year.
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Summary: Transportation Northwest Credit Union merged with Alaska USA Federal Credit Union effective October 8, 2010. The merger significantly expands available services to Transportation Northwest Credit Union members while complementing Alaska USA’s diversification strategy and operational efficiencies.
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Shake joins Alaska USA Insurance Brokers (Thursday, June 3, 2010)
Summary: Alaska USA Insurance Brokers is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Shake as Senior Vice President, Commercial Sales.
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Summary: Alaska USA Insurance Brokers has entered into an agreement with Umpqua Bank of Roseburg, Oregon, to acquire the Bank’s Rainier Pacific Insurance Services subsidiary.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the introduction of mortgage lending services to the High Desert area of Southern California.
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Summary: The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce recently awarded Alaska USA Federal Credit Union with the Business Community Service Award at its annual banquet on February 20.
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Summary: On March 1, 2010, the newly remodeled Alaska USA branch was opened at 15885 Main Street in Hesperia.
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Alaska USA opens new Jess Ranch locations (Thursday, February 11, 2010)
Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the opening of its fourth branch in the High Desert area at Jess Ranch in Apple Valley.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union was recently recognized as the number one lending institution for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 504 loan program in the state of Alaska.
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Summary: Alaska USA Mortgage Company recently received a certificate of appreciation for the second year in a row from the United States Department of Agriculture for being the top volume participating lender of Guaranteed Rural Housing Loans in the Matanuska Valley.
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Summary: Alaska USA Mortgage Company is pleased to announce that Kirsten Forbess has received the 2009 Affiliate of the Year Award from the Valley Board of Realtors.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is honored to receive recognition for the second year in a row as one of the best places to work in Alaska.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is pleased to host Operation Best Wishes, a credit union-sponsored program giving military families an opportunity to record and send video webcast greetings to their loved ones deployed overseas.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has been selected by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) to acquire certain assets and assume the shares and certain liabilities of The Members Own Federal Credit Union located in Victorville, California.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has been selected by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) to acquire certain assets and assume the shares and certain liabilities of High Desert Federal Credit Union located in Apple Valley, California.
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Alaska USA Announces Executive Appointment (Wednesday, April 1, 2009)
Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel McCue to Senior Vice President of Corporate Administration.
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Hall (Fielder) to Regional Vice President, Interior Alaska.
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Alaska USA Announces Management Promotion (Wednesday, February 25, 2009)
Summary: Rex Mosier has been promoted to Manager of Insurance Services. He is replacing Katie Tackett who is retiring effective March 31.
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Alaska USA Appoints Regional Vice Presidents (Tuesday, February 10, 2009)
Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the appointment of three regional vice presidents in the Whidbey Island, North King County, and South King County regions.
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Alaska USA Announces Executive Promotions (Thursday, January 22, 2009)
Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that Geoff Lundfelt has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Branch Administration and Cindy Fry has been promoted to Vice President of Branch Administration.
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Alaska USA Appoints Branch Managers (Wednesday, January 21, 2009)
Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the appointment of five branch managers in the Seattle, Washington area: Sandeep Rayner, Kelly Anderson, Robert Seto, Eileen Gomez, and Tammy Reim-Ledbetter.
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New Trust Officer Joins Alaska USA Trust Company (Wednesday, January 21, 2009)
Summary: Alaska USA Trust Company is pleased to welcome Leanna D. Dreher as a Trust Officer.
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2008 Employee and Manager of the Year (Thursday, January 15, 2009)
Summary: Alaska USA has announced Della Throp as Employee of the Year and Camille Cohen as Manager of the Year for 2008.
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Alaska USA Celebrates 60th Anniversary (Friday, December 5, 2008)
Summary: On December 6, Alaska USA marked its 60th anniversary of service to members.
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Summary: Alaska USA Mortgage Company was honored by the Guaranteed Rural Housing (GHR) loan program in 2008. Dates: 12/1/2008 - 12/31/2008
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union was recently recognized as one of the top 10 best places to work in Alaska for 2008
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Porter Joins AUMC Team (Tuesday, October 28, 2008)
Summary: Rhonda Porter joins AUMC team and brings experience as a Sr. Mortgage Loan Originator to the Oak Harbor office.
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AUMC Receives Honor (Tuesday, August 5, 2008)
Summary: Alaska USA Mortgage Company was honored by the USDA Rural Development for its success in the Guaranteed Housing Loan program.
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PNW Names New Managers (Monday, July 7, 2008)
Summary: Alaska USA announces new branch sales managers in the Puget Sound area.
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Kenai Financial Center Grand Opening (Monday, March 24, 2008)
Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the opening of its new Financial Center in Kenai, located at 230 Bidarka Street. The 7,400 square foot building houses a full-service branch office, as well as offices for Alaska USA Mortgage Company and Alaska USA Insurance Brokers.
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Grants Help Fire Departments (Friday, November 23, 2007)
Summary: Working with the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, Alaska USA Insurance Brokers generated close to $32,000 in grant funding that was directed to fire departments in Alaska.
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Summary: Alaska USA Insurance Brokers, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire InsuranceMart, a locally-owned insurance brokerage in Alaska.
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Summary: Alaska USA is pleased to host Operation Best Wishes on Monday, November 19, in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Summary: Alaska USA was awarded the 2007 Best Business Building Award by John Combs, Mayor of Palmer, Alaska, on Friday, July 27 at the Palmer Pride Picnic.
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Summary: Alaska USA Insurance Brokers recently started offering the Ohio Casualty Group (OCG) home and auto insurance products in Alaska.
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Summary: Sterling Sears has joined Alaska USA Trust Company as Trust and Investment Services Officer.
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Alaska USA appoints branch managers (Friday, August 10, 2007)
Summary: Alaska USA recently promoted five employees and hired one to complete its branch management team in Anchorage and Eagle River
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Summary: Gary Lamb has joined Alaska USA Insurance Brokers' Soldotna Office as an Account Executive and Risk Management Consultant.
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Summary: Alaska USA announces the promotion of Glenn Cipriano to President of the Alaska USA Trust Company.
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Summary: The CUNA / Freddie Mac Alliance has been strengthened by the addition of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union as a correspondent lender.
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Summary: Alaska USA recipient of 2007 Community Spirit Award
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Summary: Alaska USA Mortgage Company has named top producers for 2006.
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Summary: Alaska USA has opened a new branch and Mortgage Company office in Palmer, giving Valley residents more options for taking care of their financial needs. The credit union also expanded the Wasilla branch to include Alaska USA Mortgage Company and Alaska USA Insurance Brokers offices.
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East Debarr Branch Grand Opening (Monday, March 12, 2007)
Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is celebrating the grand opening of its newest Anchorage branch, located on Debarr Road near the Muldoon Fred Meyer store.
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Summary: Alaska USA has named the 2006 Employee and Manager of the Year. Sarah Beth Felix, the credit union’s Risk Manager for Retail Financial Services, is 2006 Employee of the Year. Trinity Florence, Alaska USA Insurance Brokers’ Administrative Manager, is the 2006 Manager of the Year.
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Lundfelt promoted to vice president (Thursday, September 21, 2006)
Summary: Geoff Lundfelt has been promoted to vice president of Branch Administration at Alaska USA, with responsibilities for 22 of the credit union’s 32 branches that are located in Alaska.
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Felix earns ACAMS award (Thursday, September 21, 2006)
Summary: Sarah Beth Felix, Risk Management and Loss Prevention Officer with Alaska USA, was recently awarded the highly prized CAMS® credential by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists® (ACAMS®).
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Alaska USA appoints branch sales managers (Thursday, September 21, 2006)
Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union recently promoted three employees and hired another to complete its sales management team in the Seattle area.
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Summary: Alaska USA Insurance Brokers, a subsidiary of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Anchorage office of Willis of Alaska.
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Summary: The Fairbanks Financial Center contains a full-service branch and Alaska USA Mortgage Company office, and will soon house Alaska USA Insurance Brokers as well as the business and commercial lending offices.
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Lake Meridian branch grand opening (Tuesday, January 17, 2006)
Summary: Alaska USA celebrates Lake Meridian branch grand opening, located in Kent, Washington
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Summary: Alaska USA celebrates the grand opening of its new seven-day-a-week Overlake branch in Bellevue, Washington.
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2005 Employee and Manager of the Year (Thursday, December 8, 2005)
Summary: Alaska USA has announced Natalie Slaymaker as Employee of the Year and John Combs as Manager of the Year for 2005.
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Cucullu promoted to assistant branch manager (Tuesday, November 22, 2005)
Summary: Melissa Cucullu has been promoted to Assistant Manager of the of the Wasilla branch.
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Shoreline and Kingsgate Branch Grand Openings (Monday, November 14, 2005)
Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is celebrating the grand openings of its two newest Seattle-area branches, in Kirkland and Shoreline. Both are open seven days a week. Grand opening festivities will run through November 19.
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Lundfelt and Conley Assume New Roles (Monday, November 14, 2005)
Summary: Geoff Lundfelt had been promoted to the position of sales and business development manager, while Shannon Conley has joined Alaska USA as branch sales manager.
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Gomez and Mindemann Join Alaska USA (Monday, November 14, 2005)
Summary: Thomas Gomez and Marco Mindemann have joined Alaska USA as branch managers at the Kingsgate branch in Kirkland and the Overlake branch in Bellevue.
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Townsend Joins Alaska USA Federal Credit Union (Thursday, September 22, 2005)
Summary: Pamela Townsend has joined Alaska USA Federal Credit Union as the manager of its 7-day-a-week Shoreline Branch, located inside Safeway at 15332 Aurora Ave, Shoreline, WA.
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Summary: Ribelin Lowell Alaska USA Insurance Brokers has changed its name to Alaska USA Insurance Brokers, completing its transition to the Alaska USA Family of Financial Service Companies.
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Summary: Alaska USA's new Financial Center opens September 6 on the corner of W. 36th Street and Centerpoint Drive in mid-town Anchorage.
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Summary: Holtrop joins Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
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Summary: Alaska USA celebrates the grand openings of new branches on Elemendorf Air Force Base and in Fairbanks, Alaska
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Summary: Alaska USA to build Fairbanks Financial Center
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Alaska USA adds Financial Centers (Friday, March 25, 2005)
Summary: Alaska USA adds Financial Centers
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Summary: Kirk Mead joins Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
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Alaska USA expands services in Seattle area (Monday, January 31, 2005)
Summary: Alaska USA expands services in Seattle area with a new branch in Kirkland
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Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has announced John Duncan as 2004 Employee of the Year.
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Summary: Alaska USA Mortgage Company is pleased to announce that senior loan originator Deb Small is now available for appointments at the mortgage company offices located in the Alaska USA branches in Elmendorf and Ft. Richardson.
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Alaska USA Announces Executive Promotions (Wednesday, December 29, 2004)
Summary: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union announces the promotion of Rachel Norman to Senior Vice President, Personnel and Liz Behlke to Vice President, Marketing. Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has promoted Liz Behlke to the position on Vice President, Marketing.
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